The rosetta stone is a grey stone slab that contains three different types of writing, hieroglyphics, demotic, and greek, and instructs people to honor king ptolemy v it was discovered by. The rosetta stone was discovered in july 1799 by french engineerpierre-franã§ois bouchard during construction at the egyptian portcity of rosetta as french soldiers worked to knock down an. The rosetta stone, british museum, london the rosetta stone is a very famous historical artifact, almost everyone has heard of it and most people know it has something to do with language it is a black basalt slab that provided scholars with their first key to ancient egyptian hieroglyphic writing. The rosetta stone was discovered in 1799, during the french revolutionary wars, by one of napoleon's officers near the town of rosetta (now called rashid) in 1801, it was captured by the british and, since 1802, has been on show in the british museum. In a nutshell: rosetta stone when it was discovered in 1799, the rosetta stone unlocked the secrets to the mysterious and unreadable hieroglyphs this article was first published in the june 2015 issue of history revealed.
The discovery of the rosetta stone in 1799 provided critical missing information, gradually revealed by a succession of scholars, that eventually allowed jean-françois champollion to solve the puzzle that kircher had called the riddle of the sphinx. The discovery of the rosetta stone then one day in 1798, while general napoleon bonaparte was leading his french republican army into egypt to occupy it, on accident. The stone was discovered at port saint julien, el-rashid (rosetta) on the nile delta in egypt in 1799 ce by pierre françois xavier bouchard bouchard was an officer of engineers in napoleon's army, and he extracted the stone from an old wall which was being demolished as part of the construction work on fort julien.
The rosetta stone intrigued those who discovered it and continues to intrigue people today learn about the stone and its discovery. This was manifest in the way the british responded to the discovery of the rosetta stone it was in summer 1799, that a frenchman, working on fortifications in a town thirty miles from alexandria, struck upon a stone in the ground with his pick. From: jonathan downs (by email) the following is an extract from discovery at rosetta (by jonathan downs, constable, 2008, pp210-215) outlining the current status of the rosetta stone, the facts governing its legal ownership and its possible repatriation to egypt.
Who discovered the stone the rosetta stone was found in 1799 when members of napoleon's army were digging in the town of rosetta on the mediterranean coast of egypt in order to build additions to a fort. The rosetta stone was included in the third part of a series of three decrees, the first from ptolemy iii (the decree of canopus), the second from ptolemy iv (the memphis stele), and the third. The discovery of the rosetta stone was instrumental in deciphering the meaning of hieroglyphs more the discovery of the rosetta stone was instrumental in deciphering. - the rosetta stone in 1799, when napoleon's army was dismantling a wall in rashid, egypt, they discovered the rosetta stone little did they know that this 11-inch thick piece of rock would be one of the greatest discoveries in history.
Rosetta stone is so famous because its discovery led to decipherment of hieroglyphs, understanding of ancient egyptian history and birth of the entire field of modern egyptology here are 10 interesting facts about this remarkable stone. The decipherment of egyptian hieroglyphs was gradually achieved during the early 19th century the most helpful clue was supplied by the discovery in 1799 of the rosetta stone, an inscription in three scripts. The rosetta stone was found in a small village in the delta called rosetta (rashid) why is it called the rosetta stone it is called the rosetta stone because it was discovered in a town called rosetta (rashid.
The rosetta stone is named after the town it was discovered in, a town called rosetta, on the mediterranean coast in egypt what writing was on the rosetta stone the text is made up of three translations of a single passage, written in two egyptian language scripts (hieroglyphic and demotic), and in classical greek. Just like the rosetta stone, the books have provided an insight into languages that are long extinct indeed, it was the discovery of the rosetta stone in 1799 that allowed historians to finally decipher egyptian hieroglyphics, as the stone featured the same passage inscribed in hieroglyphics, demotic and ancient greek. The rosetta stone was discovered in egypt, at fort st julien in el-rashid, known as rosetta the key to translating hieroglyphics the rosetta stone is one of the most important objects in the british museum as it holds the key to understanding egyptian hieroglyphs—a script made up of small pictures that was used originally in ancient egypt.